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Favorite sized tank?

I was just thinkin about this earlier... What is your favorite sized tank?
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I like different tanks for different things. If I'm focusing on the scape as the main priority I prefer a larger tank as it leaves more options for plant choice, scape materials, and general space to work with. However if I'm just using a tank as a species tank for breeding purposes I prefer a smaller tank for ease of maintenance. As of now my overall favorite tank dimension wise is a 120 (4'x2'x2').


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Im obsessed with the 12gal long! The 60p as a secondary

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A lot of people seem to like the 40 breeder tanks. That's what I currently have set up now and I have to say it's quite an ideal size.

I actually like all the tanks that are around 36 inches in length. 38, 45, 50 tall, 65, etc
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The 10 gallon, it was my first tank.

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40b not too tall so do not need a super-duper high par light, plenty of planting area and not so big that you need the high priced filtration, or a big heater
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I can't say yet, have a fully functioning 10g and 55g, preparing 20l, 12l (whenever it arrives =.=) 7g, and 2 picos. I think the longs will be new favs though.

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The longest tank I have had is 36" so I can't say for sure whether I wouldn't enjoy a longer tank. The 40 breeder is a great size, I just personally wish it was just a little taller. I want to try out the mr. aqua 48 gallon rimless, which I believe is almost identical to the ADA 90p. Gives the extra height and doesn't have a rim obscuring the view.

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I would say the 40.5" L x 22" D x 18" T that I made. Never seen one like it. Approximately, 69 gallons. It's great for scape choices I think.
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I'm also a fan of the 40B. Although the 75g is also a nice choice if you've got a bit more space.

I'd really love a standard 6' 125g tank. But I'd need someone else to finance it.
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125 standard.
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It depends, 120 and any cube in general
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The size of the tank depends on what my idea is. For Saltwater always wanted a tank with depth. Always seem to go with 40B or the 120G 48"x20x24. With time I gravitated to nanos. Mostly because, instead spending $500-$800 on lighting I could get away with $200-$300.

Now with planted tanks I really like the smaller tanks. Stuff around 24" in length.
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Big, bigger, & biggest. :-)
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